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New PS5 rumor claims console will have incredible demo feature

Published: 16/Sep/2020 1:11 Updated: 16/Sep/2020 1:12

by Brent Koepp

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A rumor claims that Sony’s PS5 will sport an incredible new feature that will change the way demos are created for games. The PlayStation Now-based technology will reportedly allow players to get a sneak peak at any game they want before purchasing.

With only a couple months from release, there is still a lot we don’t know about the PS5. In September, a leak confirmed Microsoft’s Xbox Series X plans – including its pricing and release date.

On the eve before Sony’s next-gen conference on September 16, a rumor claimed that the PlayStation 5 will actually have an amazing feature centered around demos.

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Sony is expected to finally reveal its PS5 plans on September 16.

Rumor claims PS5 will have incredible demo feature

For decades, demos have been an incredible way for players to get to experience an upcoming game before its release. In the 90s, consumers could get them in magazines, or even at restaurants like Pizza Hut.

However if a new rumor is true, Sony plans to bring back demos in a big way with a new feature on the PS5. According to a new report, the next-gen console will let consumers play any game on the PlayStation Store instantly before buying.

The rumor was first reported by Twitter account ‘PS5only’ who explained, “PlayStation Store Enables Instant Playing of Any Game – Try out each game in seconds within PS Store, before buying the game.” Reportedly, Sony will use tech from PS Now to stream within the store itself.

Interestingly, an “instant-loading” feature called Activities was teased back in July on GameReactor in a now-deleted feature preview article on the upcoming console. PlayStation architect Mark Cerny has also made comments in past interviews about the SSD capabilities of loading things quickly.

It’s unclear if the Activities feature is the same thing the rumor is talking about, although its instant loading abilities would certainly make sense being used in the PS storefront.

If true, it will be a pretty big game changer for consumers, who will essentially be allowed to play any game for a set amount of time before making their purchase. It would also put PS Now’s tech to good use.

Apex Legends

All confirmed buffs coming in Apex Legends Season 7

Published: 24/Oct/2020 11:12

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends Season 7 is almost here, and that means changes to characters. So, we’ve rounded up all the buffs that Respawn have confirmed so far.

With each new Apex Legends season, players are always looking forward to getting their hands on a new Legend as well as seeing what’s been changed to existing Legends, weapons, and items.

As Season 7 is on the horizon, Respawn have begun to roll out their teasers – with a familiar-looking UFO turning up on both Kings Canyon and World’s Edge.

Aside from that, the devs have also been planting seeds about what buffs and nerfs are coming in the new season. So, we’ve rounded up the buffs that we know about so far.

Mirage

As one of Apex’s most popular characters, players have been desperate for Respawn to give Mirage a power increase, even after his abilities rework.

Those changes have always been on the horizon, as devs have answered numerous questions with positives answers about buffs, and those promises will finally come to fruition with the start of Season 7.

Daniel Klein, a game designer for Respawn, confirmed that they’ve been testing changes to his Life of the Party ult, so that could be the main change that the Holographic Trickster receives next season.

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Mirage is finally set to receive some changes.

Octane

Octane is also confirmed to be getting some positive treatment, but Respawn say it will only be a “tiny buff,” so no indication exactly what it will be yet. 

Rampart

As for Rampart, while a buff has been confirmed, there haven’t been any hints as to what it could entail. Since her introduction, players have made a number of suggestions – including being able to move around while firing her minigun. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see on that front. 

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Octane will receive a “tiny buff” in Season 7.

Pathfinder

Pathfinder will also be receiving a change to the cooldown on his grapple ability. However, the last time this was labeled a buff, it actually turned out to be a nerf

Audio

Not a buff as such, but Respawn have also confirmed that lots of progress has been made on audio problems, which have been plaguing the game for months, and these fixes will be coming in Season 7.

As for what else is coming in Season 7, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know here. We’ll just have to wait until November 4, when the new season starts, to see it all in action.